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Short course

MBA Essentials - Management of Change

Start date
Friday 16 September 2022
Duration
Four days
Mode
In person
Cost
£2,625 - Scholarship available
Subject
Management of Change
Level
Postgraduate Microcredential
Credit
10 credits
Assessment
Group Assessment and Individual Assignment

Flexible and practical, the MBA Essentials – Management of Change is designed to fit in with existing career commitments, enabling managers across a range of industries and sectors to boost their career prospects. The module is delivered in an intensive four-day block spread over one long weekend. The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere.

The Management of Change module will introduce students to organisational change and its significance for organisations. Students will be exposed to the multiple perspectives, models and analytical frameworks for analysing organisational change, and how change can be managed. Success in the management of change is perhaps best achieved by understanding how NOT to change an organisation.

Therefore the module will spend some time exploring and critically evaluating examples of failures to manage change effectively. The module will discuss and analyse the role of senior managers and “change agents”. The module will also introduce students to the conflicts, and dilemmas encountered by middle managers in implementing change.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the imperatives for, and scope of organisational change: why change happens and what is changed.
  • Identify and evaluate the major perspectives used in analysing organisational change.
  • Diagnose and critically evaluate the implications of a proposed change programme.
  • Critically appraise the ways in which managers influence other employees in order to achieve desired change outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the general constraints on organisational change, and how these may be accommodated or circumvented.
  • Critically analyse the difficulties faced by middle managers during change processes and explain approaches to overcoming these difficulties.

Why study at University of Birmingham?

  • The programme will equip you to move into more senior management positions, either in your own organisation or moving elsewhere
  • Modular delivery over long weekends (Friday to Monday) limits the impact of study on your work commitments.
  • Birmingham Business School holds triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Birmingham Business School is the UK’s oldest business school, bringing more than 100 years of innovative teaching and research.
  • The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group, an organisation of the UK’s top 24 research-led universities.
  • The University of Birmingham is also a member of Universitas 21, the leading global network of research-intensive universities.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

  • Learn with expert instructors: Complete courses led by experts with a dedicated group of professionals.
  • Earn a professional credential: Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
  • Advance further in your career: Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

How to apply?

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. 

To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Friday 5 August 2022 for Overseas/International students and Friday 19 August 2022 for Home/UK based-students (23h59 - UK time). Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed. 

Find out more

Register your interest for this short course to request more information about the course and for scholarship information.

 

In order to be accepted onto the MBA Essentials – Management of Change , you must possess:

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

International Students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band).

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 67 with no less than 64 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

 If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham.

Please note we will also consider candidates without a first degree or professional qualification but with at least ten years’ work experience including significant managerial responsibility.

To be eligible for assessment, your application must be complete and submitted before: Friday 5 August 2022 for Overseas/International students and Friday 19 August 2022 for Home/UK based-students (23h59 - UK time). Before submitting your application, please make sure it is complete. Otherwise, your application will not be reviewed. 

What will you receive?

Our MBA Essentials – Management of Change will allow you to focus on specific areas in order for you to develop your career in the way that you want to. Each course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation which will meet the needs of a wide range of learners and organisations.

  • 10 UK Credits at Postgraduate level from University of Birmingham
  • A Postgraduate Microcredential certificate from University of Birmingham

Certification of UoB academic credit for PG microcredential courses is through production of an official University of Birmingham Microcredential certificate and transcript managed by UoB Student Records.

The skills you will gain

Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the imperatives for, and scope of organisational change: why change happens and what is changed.

Identify and evaluate the major perspectives used in analysing organisational change.

Diagnose and critically evaluate the implications of a proposed change programme.

Critically appraise the ways in which managers influence other employees in order to achieve desired change outcomes.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the general constraints on organisational change, and how these may be accommodated or circumvented.

Critically analyse the difficulties faced by middle managers during change processes and explain approaches to overcoming these difficulties.

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